n OCTOBER 15, 1909. DEDICATION OF THE NEW CHURCH AT ST. BENEDICT'S MISSION, STANDING ROCK, S. DAK. On Thursday, September 16, 1909, the Rt. Rev. Abbot Fro win O. S. B. of Conception Mo., de- friendliest and the Indian De- tion, for whom we cannot have too many educational institutions with good moral and* religious influence. The giving up of the school was the more to be regret- ted as the attitude of the Gov- ernment towards it was the dicated the new church at St. Benedict's Mission, on the Stand- ing Rock reservation in South Dakota. He was assisted in the dedication services by the Rev. Fathers Bede and Bernard, O. S. B. The Indians and all his Standing Rock friends were glad to see the Venerable Abbot again once more, and in apparent good health, in spite of his old age. The good Abbot is now 76 years old and has celebrated the gold- en jubilee of his priesthood three years ago, in September 1906. Abbot Frowin has always manifested great love and the warmest interest for the Stand- ing Rock Mission ever since he sent his first missionaries here in the year 1884. His frequent visits to the (Standing Reck) mission were always very helpful in en- couraging the missionaries and the people under their charge. The Indian mission and* its schools held indeed a very dear place in his heart, and it was a sad disappointment to him and Bishop Stariha, when the school at St. Bendict's three years ago had to be given up and passed into secular hands on account of the unfortunate withdrawal of the Sisters from the School, which had been for them a good quiet home and a main support and principal source of income to the community for so many years in the past. But an unduly magnified idea of future bright- er prospects and better advan- tages from white schools preci- pitated the so very lamentable change which brought endless additional hardships and many unnessesary troubles and trials upon the mission and mission- aries in many ways, not to speak of the immense spiritual injury the loss of the school meant to the mission and the growing Indian partment very anxiously desired that it should be continued un- der the same regime. After so many pleasant visits in former years it must have been very painful to the fatherly heart of Abbot Frowin not to see the school under the old familiar management any more after it had been in charge of the Bene- dictines for more than a quarter of a century, having been con- fided to them firt in 1879 by the apostle of the Sioux, Rt. Rev. Bishop M. Marty, O. S. B. of blessed memory. In spite of these unfavorable circumstances, which will of ne- cessity have a retarding effect on the mission work for all fu- ture, the school is however for- tunate in having for its present Superintendent an excellent man and good practical Catholic in the person of Mr. R. J. Bauman. Both, Mr. and Mrs. Bauman are successful Indian workers of long experience, and take great in- terest in the temporal and spirit- ual welfare of the Indian child- ren entrusted to their care. M. CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. Aug. 31, 1909. , The ladies of St. Peter's church near the Mouth of Chey- ennne River held a basket party; it brought $70-75. One half of that money went to that church and the other half will be used to build a church on the Fox Ridge, east of Paridis. A t\Vo weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam White Buffalo-man died July 31. Last Sunday we buried Louis Tomahawk, aged 65. While he was dying, his son was praying aloud at his side. There are on this' Reservation 98 who take the Eyanpaha. Their congregation, to the christian f subscription will expire next training of the younger genera- f month. All those who want the Eyan- paha for 12 months commencing with October, shall please tell me that. I am now collecting names and send them to Father Jerome at the end of September. I already got quite a few names, and one man, namely Mr. Ame- dee Rosseau paid already for the year ending Sept. 1910. Seventy townships of this Re- servation and fifty of the Stand- ing Rock will be opened this fall. The registering will commence Oct. 4, and close Oct. 19. The drawing will take place Oct. 26, at Aberdeen, Last June Ihad the financial report of my mission for last year printed. I got 400 copies of them and distributed them among my church members. There is lots of hay all over the Reservation. John Vogel. CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. Sept. 29, 1909. Rev. and dear Father: During last fall, winter and spring I sent you one hundred two subscriptions, but all of them expire this month. Enclosed, please find the names of seventy three, all of whom have subscribed for one full year, commencing with next month. Each of them wants one copy. I want five. At Cherry Creek the catechist, Henry Grouse Running is find- ing out, how many want the "Eyanpaha" for another year. As soon as he notifies me, I shall write you. For next month please send him twenty five cop- ies. Many of those who subsribed for next year, have alreay paid. The others will pay me, some of them next winter and some of them next spring. I am responsible to you for the subsriptions of every subsriber I am sending you now or shall send you later on. Enclosed please find twenty -five dollars ($25-00) to apply for the sub- scription fees of next year. The "Eyanpaha" helps many to know Christs' teaching better; it also gives us every month much news. To work for the "Eyan- paha," means to work for God. Respectfully Yours John Vogel. Immaculate Conception Schhol , STEPHAN, S. D. Sept. 30, 1909. Lower Brule. Eva Catherine Goodwood, aged '21 years died at Lower Brule, Friday Sep. 3rd. and was burried from St. Mary's church, Sunday Sep. 5. Eva was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Goodwood. She became a catholic with her moth- er about three years ago and has ever since been devoted to her holy religion. She was well pre- parecl^for death— having received all the sacraments of the dying. She leaves a father, mother and sister, besides a large circle of friends. While they sincerely mourn her loss, they are greatly consoled in the thought that she died with all the consolation of her holy religion and her re- mains now rest in a consecrated grave. CROW CREEK. Mrs. Alice Tonka-sapawin, the wife of Comes Flying died July 15th after a long and painful ill- ness of several years standing. She was well provided with all the sacraments of the church. A husband and three sons mourn her loss. Unfortunately she was not buried in a cemetary of her holy faith to which she was so sin- cerely devoted. Let us pray that God grant unto her eternal rest and that her husband and sons may have the grace to live up to their holy religion most faith- fully. Died July 25th, Peter A. Bold, aged 2 months, buried July 26. Died July 31, Agnes Red Bear, aged one year, child of Pius Red Bear. Buried Aug. 1. Died Sep. 8, Rhoda Surround- ed aged obout 27 years. She re- ceived private Baptism on her death-bed. Baptized Aug. 20, William St. John," born Aug. 9, son of Joseph St. John and Alice Sasawin. OCTOBER 15, 1909. ST. MICHAEL'S, FT. TOTTEN, N. D. ' . Oct. 3, 1909. St. Joseph okodakiciye apikr yapi-qa dena itancan wicakagapi Thomas Tunkanwayagmani itancan. John Tatankapa wiyokihena ay a. Michael Wasuicasnamani maza- ska awanyaka. Joseph -'Matohi wowapi kaga. Clem'eiitltkbwicakipa qa Henry Zitkanakoyake ' wayazan awan- yakapi,. Joe Merrick. qa Zuzuheca wica- rapi awanyakapi. Clemens Lohnes tiyopa awan'ka. Ignatius Court dowan itancan. Henry Zitkanakayake Bible His- tory yawa. St. Mary okodakiciye itancanpi. Louise Sagye itancan. Kinajiwin wiyokihena aya. Louisa Court mazaska awan'ka. Bessie Lohnes wowapi kaga. Wanbdiabewin wokagege awan. Tacancega qa Sophie winona wa- yazan awanyakapi. Nape waste win tiyopa.awanyaka. Bessie Lohnes dowan itancan. Yuhamaniwin wokagege on v 7 a- m nay an.. ,, FT.. TOTTEN, N. D. Father Jerome, Pej.i qupi. John Strait ohnakapi 1 Jopn Twohearts 1 Bernard Twohearts 1 ST. DOMINICK INSTITUTES THE ROSARY. Wayahota qupi. Ignatius Court ojutonpi 2 John Sherman ,, " , 2 Bernad Twohearts 3 Joseph Jackson ;1 q Stanislaus Merrick 2 Henry Abraham 2 John Strait. 6 Cheyenne Agency, S. D. . ; .,- , , Sept 10, 1909. Mitakuyepi. ... WoiyokUiee miyagla- ska bluha. Le bloketu micunksi na cuwe henaos makitapi. Tka Wakantanka hena wicakico. Wa- ;ia Wakantanka ti ogna onpi he lila iblukcan. Hekta ptanyetu etanhan win- yan zaptan omniciye opapi: Ta- rcawastewin, Wacinwastewin Bula cunwintku, V^akangi, na Jennie Kasle., xAke wi akenonpa Wakantanka wowasi ecamon kta wacin. Pteziohomniwin he miye. November is the month of the poor souls in purgatory. The common opinion, dear friends, is that it was St. Domi- nick who instituted the rosary as it is now recited. This was the occasion. That great Saint, who died in 1221, had long preached, in the south of France, against the error of the Albigenses. De- spairing of the success of his efforts, he had recourse to the Blessed Virgin, and never ceased praying and beseeching her till his prayer was heard. With this intent he set out for Toulouse, retired to a lonely forest, fell on his knees, and urgently besought God and theBlessed Virgin that they might help him to overcome the enemies of the faith. He passed three successive days and nights in prayer— at the end of that time, tie fell down from weakness, and the holy ■ Mother of God appeared to him, in an ecstacy, surrounded with glory and magnificence. She was es- corted by three queens, and each of them surrounded by fifty vir- gins, as if to serve her. The first queen with her companions, was robed in white, the second in red, and the third wore a tissue of the most dazzling gold. The Blessed Virgin explained to St. Dominick the meaning of these symbols. '"These queens," said she; '"re- present the three chaolets; the fifty virgins, who form the train of each queen, represent the fifty Hail Mary's of each ro- sary; finally, the white color re- minds you of the joyful myste- ries; the reel color, of the sorrow- ful mysteries, and the gold color, of the glorious mysteries. The mysteries of the Incarnation, birth, life and passion of my Di- vine son together with those of His resurrection, and His glorifi- cation, are contained, ami as it were enshrined, in the Angelical salutation and the Lord's Prayer That is just the rosary, that is to say, the crown wherein I shall place all my joy; spread that prayer everywhere, and the he- retics will be converted, and the faithful shall persevere and ob- tain eternal life. Consoled and, ' as it were, ravished by such an apparition, St. Dominick quickly ( returned to the city of Toulouse and repaired to the church. Dur- ing this time, as a pious legend relates, the bells began to< ring of themselves. The inhabitants, astonished to hear the„ bells at such an unusual hour, ran in crowds to the temple of the Lord, and asked what it meant. Then St. Dominic ascended the pulpit, and after having spoken with thrilling eloquence of the justice of God and the rigor of His judgements, he declared that, to avoid tb em, there was no means easier or surer than to invoke the Mother of Mercy- to. do .pen- ance, and recite the rosary. He immediatly gave an explanation of that beautiful prayer," and be- gan to say it aloud. The effects of this devotion were- soon,. felt. ' Men. renounced their errors, did penance, and returned to the Ca- tholic Church. St. Dominick af- terwards established the Confra- ternity of the Holy Rosary, a practice which spread rapidly amongst Christians. Finally, Pope Sixtus IV., who was elect- ed in 1471, and several of bis suc- cessors, attached to it numerous and rich indulgences. TEE BATTLE OF LEPANTO. The most extraordinary fact in relation to the holy rosary, dear friends, is, unquestionably, the following: Iri'the year 1571 the Christians under the command of Don Juan of Austria, engaged with the Turks 'under Bali in a naval combat neai" Lepantb'in- Greece. There 'was a crusade against the Mussulmans. From the departure of the fleet, the holy Pope Pius V. ceased not a single moment to implore the Blessed Virgin, and address the Lord in fervent prayer, that He mignt deign to grant the Chris- tians a victory over the enemies of the faith. He ordered the same to be done in all the monasteries, and all Christendom followed the example. The holy : rosary, espe- cially, was frequently and- fer- vently recited. At length, on the 7th of October, the two armies came together; it was about four in the af cernoon. The Christians were not long without perceiving that an invisible hand protected them, for the suh and the wind which had before incommoded them soon became to them a per- fect means of safety. Gradually the sun turned full on the eyes of the infidels, and the wind, sud- denly changing, sent the smoke of the artillery full in their faces. The combat lasted four hours. On every side, as far as the eye could reach, the surface of the sea was seen covered with blood, dead bodies, sails, and fragments of vessels; the defeat of theTurks was general and complete. They lost thirty thousand men, and three thousand five hundred oth- ers, twenty -five of whom were of high birth, were taken prisoners. One hundred and thirty . vessels fell into the power of the Chris- tians; the rest were either broken to pieces against the rocks, de- voured by flames, or sent to the bottom; a very small number suc- ceeded in escaping. On board the vessels seized by the con- querers were found fifteen thou- sand poor Christians, reduced to slavery, but whose chains were, of cour&e, broken that instant. During that glorious battle the Pope never ceased praying; he also followed in spirit the phases of the combat: and, by a prophe- tic spirit, he knew the same eve- ning that the Christians were vic- torious In thanksgiving, he or- dained, to perpetuate the memo- ry thereof, that for all future time the feast of Our Lady of Victories should be celebrated, and that these words shou . added to the Litany of the Bles- sed Virgin: Help of Christians, pray for us! And as the devo- tion of the rosary was one of the means employed by the holy pon- tiff to implore the assitsance of the Blessed Virgin in this circum- stance, he decreed that, on the day of the feast of Our Lady of Victories, that of the rosary should likewise be celebrated. Under his successor, Gregory XIII.,. the feast of the Rosary w T as definitively fixed for the first Sunday of October, and so it still is throughout the whole Chris- tian Church. Cheyenne Agency, S. D. Sept. 10, 1909. Mitakolapi. Taku woiyokisice lci- yaklaska bluha. Le bloketu mi- cunksi na cuwe henaos makitapi. Tka Wakantanka henaos wicaki- co, wanna Wakantanka ti ogna unpi kecanmin. Hekta ptayetu etanhan winyan zaptan omniciye opapi, cajepi: Tarcawastewin, wacinwa- stewin, Bula cunwintku, Wakan- gli na Jennie Kasle. Ake wi akenonpa Wakantanka wowasi ecawecon kta wacin. Ptezanhomniwin.